Pros: Wonderful temperment, good layers, winter & summer hardy, love the larger size, camoflaged well.
Cons: Pretty much stopped laying during first winter. When from 8 eggs a day to lucky to get 1. But they were molting, so, it was expected.
I LOVE my dark brahma's! I would like to get some blues, but probably never going to happen, at least in my area. They're the first breed of chicken that I bought, I've owned them for just over a year, they're the only breed I've ever owned, & probably the only breed I ever will own. I've had such great luck with them. With 15 hens I'm getting about 5 & 1/2 dozen eggs a week. Nothing to complain about there! The roosters grew up together, & don't fight at all, plus they've never attempted to go after me. They're all very well tempered. They did very will this past summer when temps were over 100, & the only ones that didn't do well this past winter when temps were down to 20's below 0 were the roosters .... I did have to bag balm their combs & wattles. Was bummed when egg count went from 8 a day to I was thrilled when I got 1 a day over winter ..... but it was a very hard winter & they were all molting, so I can't hate them for that!